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Jackets Next-to-Last in Carpet Capital Collegiate

Sept. 27, 2002

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s golf team, in its first tournament competition of the fall, shot 16-over-par 304 and is in 17th place out of 18 teams after the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate golf tournament.

Friday’s round at The Farm, a par-72, 6,906-yard layout in Rocky Face, Ga., was delayed by bad weather to a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The delay, however, didn’t stop seven teams from shooting par or better. Florida paced the field with a 10-under-par 278 and has a six-shot lead on East Tennessee State (284).

Nevada-Las Vegas is in third place at 285, with Clemson in fourth at 287 and North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest in a tie for fifth at 288. Georgia is in a tie for ninth at 294.

Tech’s 304 is the highest score it has posted since the spring of 2001, when the Jackets shot consecutive rounds of 321 and 320 in high winds at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii.

Troy Matteson, the defending NCAA Champion, shot even par 72 to pace the Jackets and is in a tie for 25th place. The Jackets also got counting scores of 77 from sophomore Nicholas Thompson and freshman Michael Barbosa, and a 78 from freshman Wren Fowler. Junior Adam Cranford shot 78.

Bill Haas of Wake Forest shot 66 to take a one-shot lead over Kevin Silva of North Carolina and Camilo Villegas of Florida. Twenty-four players out of 90 broke par.

A full leaderboard and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.

CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATEThe Farm, Dalton,Ga.Par 72 - 6,906 yards

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Florida -10 278 2 East Tennessee St. -4 284 3 UNLV -3 285 4 Clemson -1 287 T5 North Carolina E 288 T5 NC State E 288 T5 Wake Forest E 288 8 Southern California +4 292 T9 Arizona +6 294 T9 Augusta State +6 294 T9 Georgia +6 294 T9 Oklahoma +6 294 T13 Tennessee +7 295 T13 Texas +7 295 15 South Carolina +10 298 16 Auburn +13 301 17 Georgia Tech +16 304 18 Purdue +18 306

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Bill Haas, Wake Forest 66 T2 Kevin Silva, North Carolina 67 T2 Camilo Villegas, Florida 67 4 Marco Trejos, East Tennessee St. 68 T5 Jordan Code, Florida 69 T5 Matt Hendrix, Clemson 69 T7 Jason Hartwick, Texas 70 T7 Ben Hayes, Southern California 70 T7 Michael Maness, South Carolina 70 T7 Ryan Moore, UNLV 70 T7 Chris Nallen, Arizona 70 T7 Justin Walters, NC State 70 T13 Chase Baldwin, East Tennessee St. 71 T13 Mitch Carlson, UNLV 71 T13 David Denham, Georgia 71 T13 Matt Every, Florida 71 T13 Scott Jamieson, Augusta State 71 T13 Gregg Jones, Clemson 71 T13 Cortland Lowe, Wake Forest 71 T13 Chris Mayson, Purdue 71 T13 Ian Parnaby, Tennessee 71 T13 James Vargas, Florida 71 T13 Travis Whisman, UNLV 71 T13 Oliver Wilson, Augusta State 71

GEORGIA TECH PLAYERS T25 Troy Matteson 72 T66 Nicholas Thompson 77 T66 Michael Barbosa 77 T78 Wren Fowler 78 T81 Adam Cranford 79

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